Saint Patrick was a Christian missionary in Ireland in the 5th Century. Saint Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday falling on the death of Saint Patrick as well as a general holiday to celebrate the Irish and their culture. Lent restrictions on drinking are traditionally lifted for this special day which is one reason this holiday has been known as a big drinking day in addition to a day to wear your green. The green is said to represent Catholics in Ireland and while some may partake in drinking today, I will continue my commitment of a month without drinking however we will be celebrating with neighbors over some corned beef this evening. Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? If so, what sort of traditions to do you have?
My oldest loves to dress up and celebrate any holiday so it’s always fun to put her in something over the top and get her ready for school. Those are the things that make parenthood so fun-watching her eyes light up over putting green hair spray in her hair or making her green eggs this morning. To me, that is the true pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
I wanted to take a photo of some clover but I realized that we don’t have much (if any) clover here in Seattle, so I’ll leave you with today’s photo of the day which is what Seattle has an abundance of-moss. The moss covered trees are a way that Seattle sort of celebrates St. Patrick every day of the year. Here’s to you and yours for a fun and safe Saint Patrick’s Day!